Response Paper: Mamma Mia! The Musical

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“A mother. A daughter. Three possible dads. And a trip down the aisle you’ll never forget!” MAMMA MIA! The Musical performed on Tuesday March 18, 2014 at the Hanover Theater by Work Light Productions written by the British playwright Catherine Johnson and directed by Phyllida Lloyd. A musical based on the 1970’s Swedish pop band ABBA top charter album ABBA GOLD: THE GREATEST HITS set on a Greek island vacation getaway unfolding the bride-to-be’s, Sophie, search for her self whom believes can find her answer by discovering the true identity of her father. Sophie encounters with her mother’s diary from the year she was conceived and learns the names of three possible fathers: Harry Bright, Bill Austin, and Sam Carmichael. Sophie sends all…show more content…
Harry also announces that he is in a committed gay relationship, since throughout the production he kept mentioning his partner back home. Shortly, Sophie stops the wedding expresses her thoughts of not getting married and instead wishes travel around the world together with Sky and he agrees with excitement. When everyone begins to leave their seats thinking there’s no wedding Sam proposes to Donna so the wedding preparations wouldn't be such a waste. After explaining 20 years ago when he left Donna he left to call of his wedding came back to find her with another man so her returned and married eventually after a few children ending into a divorce because he has always loved Donna. After some convincing she said yes! By the end of the wedding night Sophie and Sky go off to travel the world together. This production brings their audience to a new world, a new definition of family with the upbeat music of ABBA bringing you back the spirit of the 70’s. A musical style to define the decade of the 1970’s, Disco. Disco was a trend that emerged out of the 1970’s creating a loose sound, loose enough for the people to dance. Dancing seemed to be the sanctuary for the people at the time who were probably tired of all the fighting with the after affects of War World II in the past decades and a present battle at the time was Vietnam War. In the Disco movement came out a great amount of artists with songs that people around the world still dances to today that also

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